Where to Get the Best Takeout Food in Rome

Take-out food is not a staple of Italian dining as it is in other countries. Meals here are usually long affairs, eaten in a restaurant or at home. Though there are places that specialize in food for eating on the go or taking out to a favorite piazza to enjoy there. The first go-to for take away food in Rome is pizza taglio, or pizza by the slice, which is available throughout the day. In addition to pizza taglio, the pizzerias on this list often have fried goodies like supplì–delicious fried balls of rice and cheese–that make a perfect snack. The best places for these fried snacks are I Supplì and Trapizzino, which also has trapizzini, a snack invented here in Rome by renowned pizzamaker Stefano Calegari that is something like a pizza pocket and all tastiness.

If you want to venture away from pizza taglio Rome has some good options. If you are in Monti, why not try some rustic snacks at Dall’Antò or a flatbread sandwich from La Piadineria. And in Testaccio, there is the hugely popular Mordi e Vai stand in the market where you can get tasty sandwiches made from an array of fillings that include meatballs or tripe. If your snack buds are craving something other than Italian food entirely, then head the Seven Lanka for some of their rice with curried vegetables and meat or their spicy, fried samosas.

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San Giovanni/Termini/Colle Oppio

If a good way to judge a Roman restaurant is by the number of Romans eating there, the same could be said about the quality of Sri Lankan restaurants in Rome. Seven Lanka is always busy with resident Sri Lankans waiting for their plates of rice...  Read More

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This bakery near Campo de' Fiori is a favorite with the locals. Its pizza a taglio, or pizza by the slice, comes out of the oven piping hot and fresh to keep customers happy. The toppings range from a simple margherita (tomato sauce and...  Read More

San Giovanni/Termini/Colle Oppio

Il Pinsere is a whole-in-the-wall pizza shop located a short distance from Termini station and Piazza della Repubblica. Frequented by locals and people who work in the area, the lunchtime rush is madness but a lot of fun. Unlike most pizza al...  Read More

On a small street off the Forum of Augustus, Dall'Ant� is a small bakery that specializes in Italian breads with a long history. Taking its inspiration from the area north of Rome and Sardinia, the owners of Dall'Ant� bake up their...  Read More

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A small stand in the Testaccio Market, Mordi e Vai is a local favorite place for a to-go lunch in Rome. Sandwiches are filled with whatever the dishes of the day are, which can range from tripe to meatballs. Vegetables can be used to make your...  Read More

Trapizzino is the home to the 'trapizzino'. Created by award winning Roman pizzamaker Stefano Calegari it is a cross between a sandwich and a pizza - a pizza pocket if you like. Located also in Testaccio, the Ponte Milvio branch is the latest...  Read More

This hole-in-the-wall take-out joint is a Trastevere institution. Suppl? were the poor man's dish created to recycle old risotto rice, and happily delicious too. While many other places sell bland fried balls in the name of suppli, these are the...  Read More


Meet Maria Pasquale

Born to Italian parents, Maria always knew Rome was her destiny, although she was raised in Melbourne.

She has a formal background in political science and policy and now runs her own event...  More About Maria

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